La Galigo, Indonesia



  • Traditional two-masted Phinisi
  • Nitrox on board

The 33m La Galigo liveaboard in Indonesia is a traditional two-mast Phinisi sailing boat built in 2012. It was designed by an avid diver and built by traditional Sulawesi craftsmen with scuba diving in mind. The La Galigo has 7 en-suite cabins with privately controlled air-conditioning accommodating 14 guests. The ‘suites’ have a private balcony and a TV. There is a spacious living and dining area with a large TV, a well-stocked bookcase, and many power sockets for charging laptops, cameras, and video equipment. An isolated engine room makes the motor and generator noises very low. Appetizing meals are provided throughout the day. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. For relaxation, there are also outdoor common areas where guests can lounge in reclining chairs, enjoying the ocean breeze.

La Galigo is proud to be the only traditional wooden liveaboard with a dedicated diving platform at the rear of the boat. There are also two 6m dive tenders available. The itinerary includes trekking the outlook of Bintang lagoon and cruising through the limestone formations of Mt. Pindito. Scuba diving in Raja Ampat, where sharks can be found under the reefs. There are some great dive sites around Gam Island with vibrant fish-covered reefs and plenty of macro subjects. The biodiversity is rich and Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Wunderpus, Mimic Octopus, Ribbon Eels, Napoleon Maori Wrasse, Bump Head Parrot Fish, Eagle Rays, Pygmy Seahorse, Great Barracuda, Silver Tip Sharks, Bull Sharks, Walking Bamboo Sharks, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Frog Fish, Batfish, Potato Grouper, HammerHead Sharks, Grey Reef Shark, Large schools of Pelagic Fish, Nudibranchs, Turtles can be found. 15L dive tanks and complimentary 32% Nitrox fills are available on the vessel.

Book today for an experience of a lifetime on a stunning Wooden Liveaboard!

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Transfers, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (170-330 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities (350,000 IDR per day), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (25 USD per day), Nitrox Course (330 USD), Private Dive Guide (100 USD per day), Rental Gear (35 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Japanese, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Length 33m
  • Beam 8m
  • Top speed 5 - 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 5-10 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8M22 450HP V8
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2x6m tenders each with 40Hp outboard engines for 8 diving guests
  • Water capacity 11000L
  • Fuel capacity 5.5 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2500L per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

La Galigo Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 56 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christopher W
  • Canada Canada
Beautiful dives

Experiencing smaller fish. The great service. Relaxing

Recommended for
Diving, service, scenery
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Taaryn R
  • Canada Canada
Epic adventure

We were fortunate with great diving and seen everything on our list. Including a blue ringed octo.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the roof top on the boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alastair H
  • Canada Canada

Misool diving; great guides; v friendly crew

Recommended for
The diving; the dive guides and the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sylvie B
  • Canada Canada
A first liveaboard experience that will be hard to out-do.

The overall experience delighted me. When I thought "that last dive was the best dive", it was out done on the next dive. The hard working crew went out of their way to insure everything was perfect. If there was a small glitch (because nothing in life is perfect), they would see to it immediately. The ship is beautiful and easily felt at home for 8 days.

Recommended for
The crew, the biodiversity and the other passengers!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Payam M
  • Australia Australia

Great diving Good dive masters Great food A magnificent boat

Recommended for
The staff , high quality diving , exceptional meals
  • 10 Exceptional
  • kamil F
  • France France
Great diving trip with great crew

The boat and the crew are really great. Big sundeck and people giving lot of attention to details.The diving was really good as well and well organised. Had a really good time and will come back for Rajah this time.

Recommended for
crew, boat, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Geoffrey B
  • Australia Australia
A most enjoyable, diverse Liveaboard dive adventure

The beautiful dive sites

Recommended for
1. The diving diversity and choice of dive sites. 2. The friendly, entertaining crew and fellow guests, 3. The delicious and ample meals and snacks
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jerry Lee P
  • Australia Australia
Overall it was a great trip.

Had a superb dive master who knew the dive sites very well. Saw numerous giant mantas up close, sharks, octopus, macros in dives and even got to see dolphines as well. On the last day, went on a trek to see Komodo dragons which was fun also. Overall a wonderful experience, with great crew on a nice liveaboard boat. Happy to recommend La Galigo if you want an amazing Komodo diving adventure!

Recommended for
The Komodo dive sites were fantastic. The crew was attentive at all times. All the dives felt very safe.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Melanie B
  • Australia Australia
Incredible diving, friendly crew

Manta rays, incredible amount of fish on the dives

Recommended for
Diving, sunsets, last night
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Annette D
  • France France
amazing !

Beautiful liveaboard , so friendly crew , really good dive spots ! Komodo islands are so gorgeous !!! I am in a hurry to go on board very soon !!!

Recommended for
Beautiful liveaboard , friendly crew , good dive spots